Strictly Come Dancing’s Motsi Mabuse voiced a hope for long-term change with Black Lives Matter.
As a huge star in the showbiz and TV worlds, the personality said she recognises her “responsibility” of representing black people.
The head judge noted she was one of the “very few black people” in Germany on TV and on the BBC.
Motsi, 39, demanded “long-term change, not just talk” of Black Lives Matter in an impassioned interview.
She told Woman & Home magazine : “It’s good that people are having the Black Lives Matter conversation. It’s important this is not just a trend. Being black is not a hashtag.
“I want to see sustainable and long-term change, not just talk.”
She added: “I am one of the very few black people in Germany on TV,
and on the BBC. I understand my responsibility of representing black
people and I don’t take it for granted.”
As well as fierce determination, the Strictly Come Dancing personality brought plenty of sparkle to the shoot accompanying the chat.
Motsi was a sparkling sensation in a sequinned strapless number which ensured she stood out.
Ever so graceful, the head judge lifted up her extravagant trail of her dress while she posed for photos.
This weekend Motsi returned to Strictly Come Dancing after quarantining for two weeks as she kept to Covid-19 travel guidelines.
Anton Du Beke stepped into her judging shoes after the dancing queen was forced to self-isolate following an emergency trip to Germany.
Earlier in November, Motsi flew home to Germany when robbers tried to break into her dance school.
On her return, she took a break from the show as she kept to the Covid-19 guidelines.
She told fans on social media: “Unfortunately we have no good news. Someone tried to break into our school @motsimabuse_taunustanzschule.
“We are working with the police to solve this crime. We know we have been targeted on purpose and we will improve security in our school that this will not happen again.”
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